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Or I could write a shitty young adult novel.
I think I will write a shitty young adult novel! So much easier! Kids don't care about quality, right? They wouldn't know stilted, ob ...more
Fearless is what happens when an adult author tries to write a kid's book, but doesn't really know how. All language gets dumbed down, every little detail gets spelled out, exposition grows like mold. It's like Lott hasn't even ...more
Yeah- not so much.
Dialogue. HORRIBLE. Characters? Totally 2-dimensional. Maybe he wanted to keep them simple because this society was breaking them down so they didn't resist the rule. But if that was the case, why did Little Fearless just suck? She didn't say anything new. She had the same conversation over and over.
also the bit about hidi ...more
It's recommended by JACQUELINE WILSON and is a smooth, easy read with an engaging p ...more
The story follows a brave child nicknamed Little Fearless, who has been banished to an institute to become a proper Cityzen. The opening chapter is beautifully written, proving to be ...more
First of all, it's narrated in 3rd person, in a sort of modern fairytale style. It's quite formulaic (Little Fearless escapes, finds someone who does not believe her, then gets back).
Secondly, the main characters are children of unspecified age, but we are talking about school age so I imagined them to be somewhat between 10 and 16.
Thirdly, which I'm sure ...more
Little fearless is the main charact ...more
There is no need, particularly in a YA novel, to have a metaphor on every single page.
There is no need to over-describe everything.
There is no need to have dialogue like this:
"Have you no heart? Do you not care?" wondered the commander, clearly astonished at her remarkable self-possession.
"I care," she said evenly. "And thank you...But if you think that using cruel facts as hammers to break my spirit, you are wasting ...more
Whimsical, dark, and imaginative, this book is a great gateway into dystopian fiction.
A huge theme in Fearless is hope. The main character, Little Fearless, appears to symbolize this theme, as she always is the one to lift spirits and to spur determinat ...more
Cross-posted from Nightjar's Jar of Books.
Little Fearless lives at the City Community Faith School, which claims to be a place of redemption and reform for troubled young girls. In actuality, the school is a prison for 1000 girls who have been taken from their families, and are forced to work in awful conditions and with no hope of ever leaving. But Little Fearless never gives up hope of one day being rescued, and always does her best to inspire all the girls around her to do the same.
What I saw...more
The protagonist, a girl known as Little Fearless, lives in the City Community Faith School for Retrai ...more
This was my workout book – I propped it open on the elliptical machine and read it while I worked out every morning. And every day, I looked forward to working out just because I wanted to find out what happened next.
The setting was one very chilling dystopian world, where the government took away free ...more
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